I think I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again anyway–Guam really has no shortage of dramatic overlooks. Just when I thought I’ve seen the best view of the city, Guam Visitors Bureau takes us to the famous Two Lovers Point, a cliff line located atop Tumon Bay in Northern Guam. It overlooks the glistening waters of the Philippine Sea and offers the most breathtaking sunset. Legend has it that this was where two forbidden lovers “leaped to their deaths from the cliffside so they could be together in eternity”, hence its name. The woman was the daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat and the granddaughter of a Chamorro chief. She was arranged to be married to a Spanish captain but she didn’t want to so she ran away. She then met a young Chamorro warrior who came from a modest family and the two fell in love immediately. When the woman’s father learned of the two’s relationship, he still insisted that she marry the Spanish captain, so she escaped and went to the arms of the young Chamorro warrior. Her father, the Spanish captain and all the Spanish soldiers then went after them and pursued them up to the high cliff above Tumon Bay until they had nowhere else to go. Feeling trapped, the lovers tied their long black hair into a single knot, looked deeply into each other’s eyes and kissed for the final time before they leaped over the cliff, forever entwined in life and in death.
Why does romantic stories have to be so tragic? Hopefully, you can get past the not-so-happy ending end enjoy this new style and travel diary featuring my effortlessly sexy wrap dress from She Inside and leather boots by Nicora Johns. Just a short tidbit about Nicora Johns to make you think of happy thoughts–it’s actually a 100% eco-friendly and cruelty-free shoe brand that makes use of manmade leather, completely crafted by hand in solar-powered factories in LA that that do not dump into the environment. There’s hope for humanity after all!